Nov 17, 2014 10:36AM

Police Detain Mac DeMarco At Mac DeMarco Concert

Didn't know he was in the band.

Mac DeMarco may be an unhinged performer from way back, but he doesn't usually find himself in trouble with the law. But that's what happened over the weekend, when Mac and his band were playing at UCSB in Santa Barbara. Apparently, police on the university campus detained old mate Mac in the middle of his performance "after he was crowd surfing and climbing in the venue's ceiling beams." The damn meddling cops originally arrested some concert-goers for daring to mosh, then turned on the band.

As the Santa Barbara Independent says, "The show went on, but was interrupted again after UCSB police officers detained DeMarco for sitting up in the railings. DeMarco was propped up to the beams by attendees after he surfed the crowd. He climbed to the second floor of the venue and walked down the stairs back to the stage where police officers detained him…it wasn't until the police officers spoke to DeMarco outside that they realised he was the lead singer. Signa said there were four levels of security at the concert — event staff, hired security officers, Community Service Officers, and UCSB police officers."

Sounds like the 5-0 were looking to detain some hooligan youthz. Mac DeMarco wasn't bothered though, making light of the incident on Instagram later. 

Mac DeMarco Laneway 2015 Sideshows

Friday January 30 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney

Tuesday February 3 2015
The Hi Fi, Melbourne

Wednesday February 4 2015 – SOLD OUT
The Hi Fi, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketek

Photos: @macdemarco